Leslie Laskey needs just four words to both express his boundless curiosity and at the same time issue a clever challenge. “What are you reading?”

While he is truly interested in what you are reading, the question is cleverly designed to determine whether you are reading. Do you continue to inform yourself about the world? Are you thinking?

Spending time with Leslie Laskey is a lesson in looking, listening and learning. It’s impossible to be with him, even for a few minutes, and not find yourself tasting something that you haven’t tried before, thinking of something in a new way, or taking a different approach to solving a problem. For him, it’s a way of life.

So, what are you reading? Books? Journals or blogs? Websites of designers who regularly inspire you? A poem or short story? As always, curate and critique the material you post. Explain why this writing matters to you.